*Former KKK grand wizard David Duke, who once ran for governor of Louisiana, has called the newly appointed chairman of the Republican Party a "black racist," reports WDSU.com.
On Friday, GOP leaders voted former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele into the party's leadership post. Steele is the first African-American to hold that position.
Duke described those who supported the move as "traitorous," and cited Steele's positions on gun control, affirmative action and the death penalty in a sometimes rambling condemnation posted on his personal Web site.
"I think the insanity of nominating 'Mr. Amnesty' John McCain and now this black racist will lead to insurgency in the Republican ranks," Duke said. He further referred to Steele as "Obama Jr." and a "servile dog of Israel."
Duke has been largely off the mainstream political radar for years and no longer lives in Louisiana, He remains politically active, speaking largely to a fractional segment of the spectrum, WDSU.com reported.